Win the Mega Millions Lottery Prize, but not with this Phishing Scam

Mega Millions lottery ticket (source: Flickr CC; by Robert S. Donovan)

The Mega Millions Lottery Phishing Scam Email Reads as Follows:

Attn Lucky Winner,
The Team of Mega Millions is Pleased to officially announce you as the Third place prize winner of the Ten Million ($10,000.000.00) prize draw sponsored by Publishing Clearing House. The total amount to be claimed for Fourth place is Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00). 

Congratulations! You are one lucky winner.

Mega Millions will make all necessary arrangements for you to receive your prize.  Please contact your Prize Claims Agent or representative immediately to avoid delays as you can contact him via e-mail at: ( or through telephone listed below.
Your Claims Agent is: George Morgan (+19406031164)
Your Security Code is: H649PC32 As required by US Federal and State laws, your Security code and Prize information must be kept strictly confidential which means that you are precluded from discussing your win with 3rd parties such as (family members, friends and relatives). This is to prevent unlawful tampering and a means to reduce risks of fraud and scams from taking place.
As soon as we verify your identity and Security Code number from you, we will immediately release your total sum through wire transfer into your nominated bank account or as you wish us to remit your fund for you.
Once again, Congratulations from the MEGA MILLIONS team.

Eric D. Burns
Chief Financial Officer
Mega Millions Lottery

Would the Mega Millions Lottery Really Email Me?

Note from Blog Post Author:
It is important to note that no legitimate lottery would ever email the winner of the lottery. The lottery winner usually has to be the one to come forward to claim the lottery prize, otherwise it is forfeited. Lotteries are in no hurry to give away the prize cash. In fact, they would rather that no one claim the winning ticket.

Keep this in mind if you receive bogus emails claiming to be from the Mega Millions Lottery. It is most definitely a phishing scam.

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March 2014 - Two winning tickets for the sixth largest U.S. lottery prize were sold in Florida and Maryland. Florida sold its ticket at Sunoco on Merritt Island and Maryland sold its ticket at Lady's Liquor in La Plata.

The winning numbers were: 11 19 24 33 51 07

This one was the real lottery, and not a scam. Winners have 180 days to claim their winnings.


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